In April 2016, Bishop Athanasius Schneider issued, Amoris Laetitia: a Need for Clarification in Order to Avoid a General Confusion – the purpose of which is evident in the title.
Some three months later, a group of forty-five theologians and clergymen issued a letter also calling for a clarification of Amoris Laetita from Pope Francis; ostensibly to make clear that the exhortation doesn’t contradict Church teaching.
The letter, which was sent to all 218 cardinals and patriarchs, timidly stressed that the signatories “do not deny or question the personal faith of Pope Francis,” and even makes note of “valuable elements” in Amoris Laetitia that “make an important contribution to the defense and preaching of the faith.”
Both appeals for a clarification focus on a supposed need for an authentic interpretation of Amoris Laetitia; as if Francis does not intend for Amoris Laetita to upend the Church’s perennial teaching concerning access to the sacraments for those who obstinately persist in mortal sin.
Be careful what you ask for…
The bishops of the Buenos Aires region of Argentina recently issued a document (translation courtesy of Life Site News), spelling out the ways in which priests should implement Amoris Laetitia.
They key portion of this document states:
In other, more complex circumstances, and when it is not possible to obtain a declaration of nullity, the aforementioned option [of living in continence, aka as brother and sister] may not, in fact, be feasible. Nonetheless, it is equally possible to undertake a journey of discernment. If one arrives at the recognition that, in a particular case, there are limitations that diminish responsibility and culpability (cf. AL 301-302), particularly when a person judges that he would fall into a subsequent fault by damaging the children of the new union, AmorisLaetitia opens up the possibility of access to the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist (cf. AL notes 336 and 351). These in turn dispose the person to continue maturing and growing with the aid of grace.
This is an excellent example of what Bishop Schneider called an “abusive interpretation” of Amoris Laetita, which is why he, and others, have been calling for Francis to issue a clarification.
Well, just yesterday, the Holy See confirmed that Francis has done precisely this.
In a letter to the bishops of Buenos Aries (translation courtesy of Life Site News), Francis removed all doubt as to both his intent for Amoris Laetitia, and his “personal faith” (or lack thereof) stating of the previously mentioned guidelines for the exhortation’s implementation:
“The document is very good and completely explains the meaning of chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia. There are no other interpretations.”
Bear in mind, that this comes after Francis has been challenged by numerous churchmen, likely in more ways than have been made public, to uphold the true Faith. This is his response.
So, Bishop Schneider and group of forty-five:
You asked for clarification from Francis, and here it is. There are no other interpretations. What now, gentlemen?
Let me guess, and I hope to God I am wrong:
There will be statements forthcoming from some of them asking for more clarity still; perhaps something more formal or more universal than a letter to a local bishops conference. Others may very well adopt Cardinal Burke’s position (another cop out to be sure); it’s not magisterial, so we simply need to remain true to tradition.
Let me say this:
Condemning Amoris Laetita and demanding that it be rescinded in its entirety is absolutely necessary, but even this isn’t nearly enough.
The time for hemming and hawing is over. Francis has to go. He is a blasphemous heretic of the most dangerous kind. This has been clear to many of us for some time, but now, there are no other interpretations.
Look, men of good will can debate whether or not Benedict resigned freely, or whether or not his intent was so defective as to render the act invalid, or if the See of Rome was truly vacant when conclave 2013 convened, or even whether or not Francis is an anti-pope…
And yet every last one of us knows damned well that a formal heretic cannot be pope.
The complete explanation of “the meaning of chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia” provided by the Buenos Aires area bishops and confirmed by Francis is based upon the heresy contained in AL 301:
“Hence it is can no longer simply be said that all those in any ‘irregular’ situation are living in a state of mortal sin and are deprived of sanctifying grace.”
There can no longer be any denying, however illogical doing so always was, that among the “irregular” situations to which this refers includes those in adultery as described in the Buenos Aires guidelines.
This statement (AL 301) contradicts the Council of Trent (Session VI, Chapter XV) almost verbatim, and it is based upon AL 295 wherein Our Lord’s admonition against the Pharisees is turned against Him by suggesting that the demands of the Divine Law are just too great a burden to be carried out by some.
This opinion was formally anathematized by the Council of Trent (Session VI, Canon XVIII).
If that isn’t enough, AL 303 even goes so far as to state that God sometimes asks adulterers to persist in their mortal sin!
The three heresies above are the very basis for the clarification of Amoris Laetitia just delivered.
It doesn’t take a doctorate in sacred theology to know that Francis – be it your opinion that he is an anti-pope or just an historically faithless pope – must be either exposed or deposed, and this for the salvation of souls. Take your pick.
There are no other interpretations.
Why is he staying alive? Pope Benedict that is…there must be a reason. God even has him around still. He needs to take back the reigns no matter what the cost. Maybe he’s been threatened with certain sections of the world will be annihilated or something….or maybe he knows he NEEDS to be alive to be the Vicar of Christ, which he remains to be. Francis is running wild with the ball and well he should be, as is the purpose of his position. Benedict maybe has no say other than to be present as the Pope for anyone who is capable of recognising this fact. All the Bishops Cardinals etc. need Benedict to take back the reigns, so that there could be some order to this shift. They WILL cause a split and maybe they are afraid of that chaos. They need Benedict to speak up no matter what the cost, while all he’s doing is pointing at FRANCIS saying, “He’s the Pope, he’s the Pope.” He’s dug himself deep in this hole…will he be the one marching up that hill and being shot with arrows, as seen in the Fatima message? I’m beginning to see differently after reading that Ann Barnhart article last night. Louie is right. Enough is enough. Someone Has to make a move. This is all so ridiculous. The crazy train is well off the rails.
I vote for both–expose and depose.
Some of the blind are gaining their sight. Some of the deaf are beginning to hear.
The fact is every pope since John XXIII has served to increase the influence and success of the demonic revolution against Christ and His Church in some way but there was no call for their resignations or for them to be deposed.
The fact is John XXIII, Paul VI, JPII, and Benedict led the way for the inevitable Francis. The only difference between them is the stealth destruction of the Catholic religion and the Church done by John XXIII, Paul VI, JPII and Benedict. The filthy and disgusting sacrileges and blasphemies all of these popes supported (salvation outside of the Church, the New Covenant of Christ did not abrogate the Covenant of Moses, religious “liberty”, damning ecumenism, emasculation and destruction of the priesthood, a false and anti-Christ instituted form of Church governance, apologies to the world for the Catholic religion itself) and the filthy and disgusting public displays of mocking Christ that JPII and Benedict regularly performed in their interreligious prayer and worship services and their holding of the filthy, pornographic Woodstock of World Youth Days never bothered any but a very few of the remnant who remain Catholic. No one called for their resignation or deposition, Why? What Francis says and does is NO WORSE. He has simply removed the stealth and sneaky diabolical practices of his predecessor’s and come out into the open.
Benedict is a liar and a coward. He speaks out of both sides of his mouth. He was the good servant of the principalities and powers of darkness, complicit in spreading their deceits and destruction of souls.
Pope Benedict must first outright reject the Holy Spirit’s work in Vatican II. But he is not likely to do so given how deeply complicit he was, and has been in it.
(The presumptuousness of those who claim the Holy Spirit’s work in Vatican II inaugurated a ‘second Pentecost’ is astounding!)
You are so correct in saying Francis has to go, but in reality do you really believe the Cardinals will call for him to be deposed? BXVI is running as fast as his geriatric limbs will take him , all the while making statements to keep what I consider to be a horrific facade going( Whether he really believes that his actions were viable or not only Our Lord and His Immaculate Mother know for certain) , but to quote Ann Barnhardt “Ratzinger ‘s mind is not the arbiter of reality”. Too bad the cardinals won’t recognize that fact. Will we be signing more petitions, to no avail or will we just keep forging ahead knowing full well that Pope Benedict is the true Roman Pontiff( in a self imposed exile ) and a little more than likely the Bishop dressed in white as Cortez noted. If we remain faithful to the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church adhering to all her magnificent Truths, the Church continues and it is they the wolves, the apostates ,who are in schism.
Pope Francis cannot easily be deposed, as wonderful as the idea might be. Firstly, there needs to be a council or synod called (it could even be in secret, at first), in order to determine the possible heretical views of the Pope. It is only after it has been
officially determined that his views are heretical that the council or synod, as a body, can call for the Pope to recant and repent of his heresies. And….if the Pope does not recant and repent his heresies, then the council or synod as a body (not as individuals) can advise Catholics not to follow the Pope.
We can hope that a secret council or meetings are already taking place. I seriously doubt it, but it’s possible. It’s one thing for us as individuals to say that the Pope is heretical, since we have absolutely no power to officially declare him as such. But we can try to influence the Cardinals of the Church, wimpy though they are. We can also pray that they develop a backbone.
I heartily agree with almost every word you’ve said here, but think Francis’ coming out into the open has helped us over a legitimate hurdle in open denunciation by laymen. I believe the virtue of prudence requires good Catholics to first reach a degree of certainty about errors and meanings intended-especially by a Church authority, including the reliability of the source of information, when not personally witnessed.
This beast St. Pius X described as modernistsn in the Church, raised it’s ugly head in his time, and came to a full standing position during the reigns of the popes you list. With lax catechesis and the infiltration of bad teachers, it took some of us longer to sort through the twisted meanings of familiar words and other hellish tools of deceit they use, not to mention studying how to refute the “spin-doctors” who appeared to bat cleanup for them. They were good at planting doubts, especially that our understanding of philosophy and theology are insufficient to grasp their concepts, or we’d see they weren’t going against dogma, at all, just following the Holy Spirit to new ways of applying it.
Calumniating a priest, bishop cardinal, or pope, is a grave offense, but so much of the dung has hit the fan with Francis, that few remain who are not being fully emboldened to hold our noses and demand that it be stopped.
I hope more and more of the faithful will stand up to body block these gates of hell. We have our Lord’s promise they will not prevail.
So in a way, Francis is a gift of God . I have NO doubts about denouncing the teachings of someone who makes it so clear that their aim to distort in order to reject dogmatic truth and its application in our lives, encouraging mortal sinners to falsely presume they are worthy of receiving the Eucharist with no intention of renouncing every aspect of their mortal sin- forever.
Francis is spreading his diabolical fake mercy, encouraging adulterers to continue sinning, thinking it is with the blessing of God and His Church, so they won’t have to risk straining their relationship which might harm their children by trying to do the ‘impossible” –obey the laws of God and refrain from sex outside of marriage. He’s not even telling them to TRY living as brother and sister. He’s declaring it unnecessary as if what God requires in not doable with Grace.
What Mr V. so clearly outlines here, is the reason I personally feel those stumbling blocks have now been removed, and we are not only free to speak up and ask questions, but obliged to denounce this heresy. Perhaps it IS only the place of a council to declare the Pope self-excommunicated for it, but we must warn others not to follow directives so obviously contrary to the teachings of Christ.
AMEN, Mr. V.
Amen to that ! 🙂
Alarico, Very True. I doubt that will happen though. This mess can only be cleaned up by Our Blessed Mother….in a big way. How, when, and where is what we’d all love to know….daily duties and Rosary!! Do what she says to do and you’ll be covered … just like the 4 priests who Lived the Fatima Message and were UNTOUCHED in the bombing of Hiroshima. God did that for them, yes, but mostly for us, NOW. No matter what debris flies, our souls will be spared and shrouded in protection if we SIMPLY live the FATIMA MESSAGE. God REALLY makes it SIMPLE for everyone. You don’t have to be a religious rocket scientist, like many of you out there are…you just need to live that simple message. It’s for our protection. Mother knows best. Just do it.
I do too. Maybe the Cardinals who kept him in power aught also to be exposed & deposed.
Please see my response further down which happens to appear in the wrong place.
I have to wonder what Bp. Fellay will say about this latest scandal (clarification regarding the allowing of communion for adulterers by Francis). Will Bp. Fellay release a statement which mirrors the views of Archbishop Lefebvre, and severely criticize this latest scandal of Pope Francis? Or will release a statement which gives Pope Francis a little slap on the wrist, in the style of Cardinal Burke? We’ll have to wait and see.
Benedict was a much more subtle heretic than Francis, mainly because Fr Ratzinger is an extremely intelligent man, and Mr Bergoglio is not.
They are both as bad as each other. It doesn’t matter whether Benedict resigned validly or not, because whatever he resigned from, it was not the Papacy, but the running of the Novus Ordo Church.
Since John XXIII, or at the latest, Paul VI, the situation has been the same. These apostates brought in changes that destroyed the Faith of millions, and millions of Catholics, and therefore cannot and must not be considered Popes.
You mean JPII?
Pentecost was the founding of the Church. It can never be repeated.
“No other foundation can anyone lay than that which was already laid” – St Paul
Therefore, since they call Vatican II a “new Pentecost” then the Council is the foundation of a new church, a terrible, false church centered on Man.
Pray for cardinals and bishops with 33 & 2.
33 vertebrae make a spine.
And 2…well, we know what makes a man.
Which Ann Barndardt article?
Awesome points, Cortez.
Hiroshima story well told here:
Thank you, Louie. I wish everyone had your courage and love for Our Holy Mother Church.
But such is our quandary as we wait at the foot of the Cross watching our Beloved Church be crucified by Her enemies, the most vicious of whom claim(s) to be pope …. and pope.
If he stays true to form, it should be a continuation of his sinking -boat remarks on Amoris made 4 months ago:
” An Apostolic Exhortation which bears the title “The joy of love,” but that makes us cry. This exhortation is a summary of the two synods on marriage. It is very long and contains many things that are right, that they are beautiful, and after building a beautiful building, a beautiful boat, the Supreme Pontiff has made a hole in the keel of the boat, along the waterline. You all know what is happening. Needless to say, the hole was made by taking all possible precautions, thus it is needless to say that the hole is small: the boat sinks!
Our Lord himself said that even an iota, not a single iota will be taken away by the law of God. When God speaks, his words do not admit exceptions, when God commands, he is of infinite wisdom that has provided for all possible cases. There is no exception to the law of God. And now, suddenly, it is claimed that this law of marriage, which keeps saying that “marriage is indissoluble” (the repeats this sentence, it must be said), then it says you can, despite everything, have exceptions in the sense that these so-called divorced and remarried in this state of mortal sin may be in a state of grace, and therefore could receive communion. It is very serious! Very serious! I think they do not sufficiently measure the seriousness of what has been said. Needless to say, are small exceptions put there in the corner; that’s how it went to Communion in the hand and as I explained with the little hole in the vessel is appropriate, the boat sinks!”
Can anyone explain, how a council can be under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in which the participants violated their oath against modernism ?
Lifesite news demonstrates Ratzinger’s views on Communion for the divorced non annulled, remarried 23 years ago. While [Kasper] was a bishop in Germany, he issued a pastoral letter to be read in all churches suggesting that the prohibition on Communion for remarried couples was not universally applicable and needed to be decided case by case… arguing that there ought to be “room for pastoral flexibility in complex, individual cases.” (.. same language in Amoris Laetitia.)
Kasper’s document received a VATICAN REPRIMAND IN 1994 through a letter approved by Pope John Paul II but written by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith..
“…In fidelity to the words of Jesus Christ, the Church affirms that a new union cannot be recognised as valid if the preceding marriage was valid. If the divorced are remarried civilly, they find themselves in a situation that objectively contravenes God’s law. Consequently, they cannot receive Holy Communion as long as this situation persists.
This norm is not at all a punishment or a discrimination against the divorced and remarried, but rather expresses an objective situation that of itself renders impossible the reception of Holy Communion: “They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and his Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Besides this, there is another special pastoral reason: if these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church’s teaching about the indissolubility of marriage”(7).
The faithful who persist in such a situation may receive Holy Communion only after obtaining SACRAMENTAL ABSOLUTION WHICH MAY BE GIVEN ONLY “TO THOSE WHO, REPENTING of having broken the sign of the Covenant and of fidelity to Christ, ARE SINCERELY READY TO undertake a way of life that is no longer in contradiction to the indissolubility of marriage. This means, in practice, that when for serious reasons, for example, for the children’s upbringing, a man and a woman cannot satisfy the obligation to separate, they ‘take on themselves THE DUTY TO LIVE IN COMPLETE CONTINENCE, that is, by abstinence from the acts proper to married couples'”(8). In such a case they may receive Holy Communion as long as they respect the obligation to avoid giving scandal.
In conclusion Cardinal Ratzinger, with the approval and sanction of Pope John Paul II, calls on pastors and all the faithful to ensure this teaching is well received.
“IN PASTORAL ACTION ONE MUST DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THIS IS UNDERSTOOD NOT TO BE A MATTER OF DISCRIMINATION ,” he writes, “BUT ONLY OF ABSOLUTE FIDELITY TO THE WILL OF CHRIST who has restored and entrusted to us anew THE INDISSOLUBILITY OF MARRIAGE as a gift of the Creator
One would think it would require diabolical disorientation or narcotic drugs or complete senility to have written those words and then read Amoris Laetitia without becoming outraged, much less thank God for the new joy Jorge has brought to the Church, and his courage in making necessary changes!
Well said. We have reached a watershed moment. I can now confidently agree with Louie that Francis is a blasphemous heretic.
FRANCIS IS A BLASPHEMOUS HERETIC!
The letter of the 45 priests and theologians dissected Amoris Laetitia to reveal all its putridity. I would encourage others to read it and share liberally. I pray that some bold moves are now forthcoming and good men and women everywhere recognize what a scoundrel sits in Peter’s Chair.
Than in 2001 PJPII elevated Kasper from Bishop to Cardinal and in 2005 PBXVI appointed him as President of the Pontifical Committee for Christian Unity.
Divorce is not possible for Catholics. Divorce purports to end a valid sacramental marriage – but marriage is for life and nothing can end it. Purporting to end a marriage by a divorce procedure provided by civil law involves mortal sin for a Catholic. One may not cooperate with such grave evil. Entering into sexual relations with another and purporting to be man and wife is further mortal sin. There is more mortal sin involved in the abandonment, moral or physical of one’s children. There are usually many mortal sins involved in pretending to end ones marriage and pretending to be married to someone else. The sins multiply across a community as persons cooperate with and support the objective evil. Where Catholic parishes or other communities accept such evil, especially through their bishop or priest or religious leaders, the sin spreads and there is general collusion leading to people collectively turning away from God, as well as the necessary personal sin.
Knowingly or recklessly permitting persons in a state of public unrepentant mortal sin to receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ is an horrific sacrilege which scandalises many, destroying Faith and morals. A priest has a grave duty to protect the Blessed Sacrament from sacrilege and his faithful from avoidable, foreseeable mortal sin.
The sin of a bishop or priest that systematically permits such mortal sin is incalculably great – as is the damage to souls.
As for demanding retractions, or officially warning Francis, it ought to have been done long ago. There is no justification for permitting the apparent flagrant general heresy to continue, by not acting to end it, and bring about the end of the holding of the temporal part of the Office of Peter by a man apparently pertinacious in his many, clear and oft-asserted heresies and effective apostasy.
Our Lady of Fatima pray for us.
One may not receive the sacrament of Holy Communion in a state of mortal sin. It is sacrilege and a most terrible mortal sin to so do. Just publicly purporting to be no longer married to one’s spouse is a public mortal sin, and the priest who is aware of public mortal sin is under a grave duty to prevent sacrilege, and public sacrilege and scandal and both his and the would-be recipient colluding publicly in this most deliberate mortal sin. Commiting ongoing public adultery is further public mortal sin. Why is it that the more mortal sins one commits, the more obstinate and public one is in doing so, the more a demand (diabolic) is raised to have the Church authorities erroneously and sinfully purport to permit that person to sacreligiously receive the Blessed Sacrament? Because of the great destruction it wreaks on the Faith and morals of so many people, including priests and bishops [and pope], attacking not only the sacrament of marriage, and the attendant family and community but the sacraments of Holy Communion, Confession, ordination. It is a great prize for Satan. Lord, have mercy. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Unlike any other council before, the Holy Ghost was never solemnly invoked at the Second Vatican Council.
I have trouble with how trad Catholics shouting heretic! at Pope Francis can at the same time proclaim heretical, blasphemous, protestants as “christian martyrs” everytime a unfortunate deadly terrorist attack occurs which is REALLY what makes an absolute mockery of Jesus Christ, His Church’s teachings ( especially the primary dogma “EENS”) and ultimately the First Commandment which, imo based on order of Commandments, is far worse than AL’s of the 6th Commandment. Imagine, if only we could just dispose of Pope Francis (AL) we would save marriage and get back to the good old “conservative” Church days before him when we just worshipped God/Allah along with the Muslims and prayed with false religions in their false churches to their false gods.
Unholy Spirit is more accurate.
“particularly when a person judges that he would fall into a subsequent fault by damaging the children of the new union”
Ok, what does that even mean? What “subsequent fault” does someone commit against the children of a new union by refraining from having sex with their mother? And how is it damaging to children in an adulterous relationship to be protected from the scandal of their parents acting out and living a lie?
They throw innocent children under the bus in order to justify the continual scandal of the same said children and possible addition of MORE innocent children into the mix. How sick is that?
Francis: Vatican II ‘a beautiful work of the Holy Spirit’https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/francis-vatican-ii-beautiful-work-holy-spirit
Johnjobibee, being Catholic is not for rhe faint of heart, especially these days. This, below, infallibly Catholic, love it or leave it. Oh, and receiving Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist while living in an adulterous relationship is a direct hit on Our Lord. It is not about commandment 6, but is about a direct offense to Our Lord as we receive Him in mortal sin. Not about us….about Him.
” The Church Teaches Ex Cathedra: “The Most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews, and heretics, and schismatics, can ever be partakers of eternal life, but that they are to go into the eternal fire “which was prepared for the devil, and his angels,” (Mt. 25:41) unless before death they are joined with Her; and that so important is the unity of this Ecclesiastical Body, that only those remaining within this unity can profit from the sacraments of the Church unto salvation, and that they alone can receive an eternal recompense for their fasts, almsdeeds, and other works of Christian piety and duties of a Christian soldier. No one, let his almsgiving be as great as it may, no one, even if he pour out his blood for the Name of Christ, can be saved unless they abide within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.” (Pope Eugene IV, the Bull Cantate Domino, 1441
How much more clearly can one put it? Yet, Catholics today are unaware of this Truth and frankly would be offended by it if they heard it. It’s all about US now. We have no idea what The Church even is or what It stands for or anything.
What a perfect foto was chosen for this excellent article, the angry, scowling leer of a person who has made himself the enemy of God and His church. 1 John 2; “I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and know that no lie is of the truth. Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.”
Mind-boggling truth. It makes the formal reprimand look like conspiracy cover-up, such as Bella Dodd described regarding the infiltration of the Church by thousands of Communists in the 1950’s.
Yes and its “new evangelization” is its mission which is to promulgate throughout the world the false and damning religion of Modernism, the synthesis of heresies.
The mention of the four priests brought me to this article which, though long, I was reminded of the revealed Fatima secret, (still to occur).
From the article:
When the Nagasaki blast occurred, Dr. Nagai was blown completely across his office and quickly suffered severe loss of blood from cuts made by flying window glass and began suffering greatly from high exposure to radiation and was later told by doctors that he had only a short time to live. Nagai hears a voice in his mind, perhaps from his guardian angel, telling him to pray to Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, whom he did not yet know was dead. Nagai prayed to Maximilian Kolbe and was cured. As physicians, he and the others knew it was an obvious miracle from God. which he attributed to the friar’s intercession. Three months later, the Bishop asked him to speak at a funeral for the victims held in the courtyard of the bombed out cathedral. Nagai prayed for guidance on something meaningful to say. Nagai used hansai, the Japanese word for the Bible’s “holocaust,” or whole burnt offering.
“We are inheritors of Adam’s sin…of Cain’s sin…. Hating one another, killing one another, joyfully killing one another!… but mere repentance was not enough for peace…. We had to offer a stupendous sacrifice…. Cities had been leveled, but that was not enough…. Only this hansai in Nagasaki sufficed, and at that moment God inspired our Emperor to issue the sacred proclamation that ended the war. The Christian flock of Nagasaki was true to the Faith through three centuries of persecution. During the recent war it prayed ceaselessly for a lasting peace. Here was the one pure lamb that had to be sacrificed as hansai on His altar…so that many millions of lives might be saved… Let us be thankful that Nagasaki was chosen for the whole burnt sacrifice! Let us be thankful that through this sacrifice, peace was granted to the world and religious freedom to Japan.”
Wow. Incredible story that I did not know before this.
Mike, could you please try to put the link on again.
It did not work when I clicked on it.
Your words, helpusLord, make a good point:
“One would think it would require diabolical disorientation or narcotic drugs or complete senility to have written those words and then read Amoris Laetitia without becoming outraged, much less thank God for the new joy Jorge has brought to the Church, and his courage in making necessary changes!”
Yes, indeed. Very bad times we are in. They (B16 & Francis) seem to be working together toward this colossal destruction of our beloved Church.
John XXIII wanted the church to open up to the modern world, and now 50 years later, in stride with the modern world, we have a church with
“two daddies.” How lovely.
Our Lady of Good Success, ora pro nobis.
Our Lady of Fatima, ora pro nobis.
Our Lady of LaSalette, ora pro nobis.
So Sorry. Try this: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=9388
The last Co messed it up.
Things seem to be getting worse by the minute–like this priest in Italy who had two lesbians come up to the altar before Mass, so he could bless them and urge all his sheep to welcome them into the fold–Francis style.
There is a silver-lining in this cloud. Most Catholic Saints who prophesied these times, remind the faithful that when all seems lost, all will be changed by Divine intervention. This desecration of Churches and sanctuaries with abbero-sex “couples” has to be a sign that we’re getting near the “end” of which Our Lady spoke. The angel in the third secret was admonishing all the inhabitants of the earth to do penance. It sure is obvious, why.
Yes, good point. It might help us to put things into perspective, especially with “EENS”, if we stop referring to Catholics as Christians.
Yes, Christians are identified as ‘followers of Christ’ but don’t Baptists and Methodists do that, at least in their own mistaken way? But Catholics are more than Christians. We have been given the inestimable grace to be Catholics. That’s special and to me at least it’s helpful in two ways: first, it makes me especially grateful for this tremendous privilege and second, it confirms that I must live my life in a harder way, down a narrower path, following Jesus in HIS Church.
So when the persecution begins in earnest and I’m asked if I am a Christian, I may just say: I am a Catholic. That will be the truth.
Well said, Lynda.
Excellent words Lynda! God help us! When is this blasphemy going to end? We are paying dearly for our sins indeed.
from the snares of the devil, Jesus deliver us. Please we are BEGGING! We are so sorry for what we have done. God forgive us.
Amen. You chose a key line to spotlight in Amoris.
Analyze it further, and you realize the meaning of those FIRST diabolical words: “WHEN A PERSON JUDGES THAT HE WOULD FALL”-
It’s the old 1960’s ( garden of Eden) concept of -let your wrongly-formed conscience tell you why it’s okay not to listen to God .
These modernists are having priests instruct adulterous mortal sinners who desire to return to reception of the Holy Sacrament, while continuing to live together so as not to cause their children the pain of a family breakup–NOT to bother making a commitment to stay chaste IF their SELF–assessment of their ability to resist FUTURE temptations to have sex, sadly concludes IT’S TOO HARD to do and might even cause them to break up as a couple.
Plain English: they’re saying WE (AND GOD)consider it so impossible to stay chaste that we’re offering you this pastoral out of the former dogmatic teachings. We’ll just label you as one of those special circumstances that need our pastoral care, and pretend you can be absolved from your ongoing sins without your making a commitment to stop them, and we hereby give you permission to receive Holy Communion AS IF you were not in mortal sin.
in reality “to Hell with you”.
The Bible says they will die in their sins and suffer the punishments, and God will hold their false prophets responsible for their lost souls. It doesn’t say they will be spared because they listened to false prophets!
You can’t deliberately create invincible ignorance, when the facts have been around since God revealed them, and a clear understanding for 2,000 years is the reason these adulterers were already staying away from Communion.
WE who understand these things, need to shout them from the rooftops and refuse to be silenced until these false teachings are condemned.
I believe we Catholics need to pray sincerely and often for one another.
This is what is looks like when reality sinks in for people like Robert Royal:
“So now we know. We knew before, really, but didn’t have explicit confirmation….This whole affair is bizarre. No other word will do.”
“..Has a pope ever changed something of such significance via confused footnotes and, now, a private letter to a small group of regional bishops? … he’s quite categorical: “The document is very good and completely explains the meaning of chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia. There are no other interpretations.”
“In the Church’s 2000-year history – a history of apostles, martyrs, confessors, great saints, brilliant doctors, profound mystics – none thought this new teaching Catholic. Some even died to defend the indissolubility of marriage. For a pope to criticize those who remain faithful to that tradition, and characterize them as somehow unmerciful and as aligning themselves with hard-hearted Pharisees against the merciful Jesus is bizarre.”
” In the world today, everyone thinks he’s a special case, and pity the poor parish priest or local bishop in the future who seems “too rigid” by not granting enough people special status.”
“Indeed, Catholics have a new teaching now, not only on divorce and remarriage…of the Eucharist. It’s worth recalling that in January the pope, coyly, not ruling it out, suggested to a group of Lutherans in Rome that they, too, should “talk with the Lord” and “go forward.” Indeed, they later took Communion at Mass in the Vatican. In a way, that was even more significant.”
A Catholic couple, divorced and remarried, are sinners, but – at least in principle – still Catholic. Has intercommunion with non-Catholic Christians also been decided now without any consultation – almost as if such a momentous step in understanding the Sacrament of Unity hardly matters?”
:..I say this in sorrow, but I’m afraid that the rest of this papacy is now going to be rent by bands of dissenters, charges of papal heresy, threats of – and perhaps outright –schism. Lord, have mercy.”
Yes, Dear Lord, PLEASE have Mercy, and grant us patience as we wait for the promised time of peace.
One personal note: His comment that at least the Catholic sinners are Catholic, doesn’t really justify viewing non-Catholic reception of the Eucharist as worse, IMO, as the Catholic is less likely to be in invincible ignorance about it being sacrilegious, and the punishment for remaining in mortal sin at the moment of death, is eternity in hell.
I hope the length of these excerpts is not “out of line”. Despite what just happened this week, and the ongoing disorientation likely resulting in nothing coming from CALLS TO ACTION like this one, it SURE AS HELL IS GOOD TO KNOW that real Catholics like this guy, are more than ever determined to fight:
“… this catastrophic move by the Pope…. endorses sacrilege…place souls at grave risk… lay[s] waste to the teaching of Christ and the Pope’s predecessors.. light[s] the touchpaper on the break-up of the Catholic Church into differing regions and national Churches..will ..inflict upon priests censure for doing the Lord’s will.,,has the potential to both empty seminaries and throttle the Priesthood.
BISHOPS AND CARDINALS, should any of you read this…. There is no point in saying we told you so, but…
..like many of you, we too have hoped and prayed most earnestly that the Pope will renege on his systematic programme aimed at laying the axe to the very foundations of the Catholic Church but most of us have realised long ago that this is a hope in vain. The Pope as of yesterday, but, in reality long before, stands in direct opposition to Jesus Christ.
That’s the situation.
… the battle was postponed at the Synod but it could not be postponed indefinitely. That battle is now here, in your face, whether we like it or not.
… Who will rise up for Jesus Christ against the evildoers who eat up his people like so much bread?
… the ‘reformers’ are laughing! They think they hold all the cards, but are you not Apostles of Jesus Christ the Lord? Has power and authority not been given to you, Bishops and Cardinals?
Please in the name of all that is holy, I beg you, Bishops and Cardinals, fight for Jesus Christ and for the Truth. Pope Francis has made plain his intent to endorse, from the highest office of the Catholic Church, the violation of the holy doctrines of the Church, the teaching of Christ Himself, the Most Holy Eucharist, Marriage and the Family. He must be stopped from demolishing the Church. You must challenge him and challenge him publicly. You, alone, have the authority to do this. Those who are of Christ’s flock will support you in this. The Eucharist must be defended. Marriage must be defended. Priests must be defended. Every Christian family needs you to speak out forcefully and to act to defend the Church. Every priest looking over his shoulder at his Ordinary will thank you. Every married person who takes the Gospel seriously will thank you. Will not Jesus Christ the Lord Himself thank you?!
At the stage at which we now are…as a layman, I know not any longer what I seek Bishops and Cardinals to do or say, but know that the only thing the destroyers will take seriously is visible, audible defenders of Christ and His Bride who really mean it and whose respect for God is greater than their respect for men.
Please make known your opposition to the Pope’s latest and most devastating assault on the Catholic Faith now. It is opposed by the Church Triumphant, be sure of this.
It must be opposed by the Church Militant.
You may not have been looking for this war but this war will find you.
May it not find you hunkering down and pretending it is all going to go away. You may feel and say that the very last thing you wish to do is to damage the fragile unity of the Church but that unity is under massive assault from within, from the top.
You must fight for Our Lord! You can now either defend the Church or desert Her in Her time of need. There is no middle ground.
Those caught in no man’s land will be spiritually annihilated for choosing comfort rather than Christ. If a hundred Bishops come forward to defend Christ we will be grateful. If fifty Bishops come forward to defend Christ we will be grateful. If ten come forward, we will be grateful. If just one comes forward to defend Christ, we will still be grateful. We pray that you will do and say what you must to honour your duty to Christ, to His Priests and to the millions of souls in the care of the Church. It is easy for me to say it. It is harder for you to do, but for this reason were you born, to bear witness to the Truth and everyone on the side of the Truth listens to His Voice, for His Voice is clear and rings louder than peals of thunder…
Bishops and Cardinals can no longer simply watch and pass over Pope Francis’s aggressive mutilation of the Gospel as if by doing so safeguards the unity of the Catholic Church when Pope Francis has, in an astonishing manner, declared war on the Deposit of Faith he was appointed to serve, preserve and uphold as the Vicar of Christ on Earth.
May the Lord give Bishops and Cardinals the strength and resolve to do whatever they can, with the authority given to them by Christ, to safeguard the Deposit of Faith first neglected, then denied, then tossed aside and now thrown into the gutter by the occupant of the Chair of Peter.
If the Successor of St Peter cannot bring himself to confirm and strengthen the brethren in anything but falsehood and error (and climate change), then you must confirm and strengthen the brethren in the Holy Faith. In order to do so, you must be heard clearly and loudly, over the howling of the wolves that threaten to tear Christ’s flock, Christ’s Church and Christ’s priests to pieces.
Pray, pray, pray for those charged with such a grave and solemn duty in the Catholic Church that with wisdom and fortitude they will foster the unity of the Church in Christ in one Faith, one Lord and one Baptism. If our Shepherds do not confront and resist evil, we can be certain that evil will overtake them and Shepherds are never overtaken alone.”
Mary, help of Christians, and Saint Joseph, protector of the Church of your Divine foster son, convert all who will convert, and bring the hammer down on the heretics that remain, for the sake of God’s suffering faithful within His Church, and those who have yet to join us, before the consummation of the world.
For anyone counting on Pope Benedict: “We must be on guard against minimizing these [Traditionalist] movements. Without a doubt, they represent a sectarian zealotry that is the antithesis of Catholicity. We cannot resist them too firmly” (Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology [Ignatius Press, 1987], pp. 389-90).
The Novus Ordo “church” does not believe in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. This is demonstrated by how Holy Communion is desecrated at EVERY “mass” and especially how Holy Communion is distributed at mega”masses” (World Youth Day, for example). So what is the big deal about allowing anyone to receive what in their mind is actually only bread and wine (although they will never admit this). Their actions speak louder than words. If the N.O. “church” truly believed in the Real Presence, it only makes their actions worse. They believe and don’t care. No one could convince me otherwise.
Agree. Now it’s US to decide whether we are able to sin or not?
Another things that stinks about this. Something tells me the whole concept of “well, you can live as brother and sister” is a modernist novelty and compromise created by JPII which opened the floodgates to this insanity. Because who in our sex soaked, fleshy, culture could resist that type of temptation? And aren’t we supposed to NOT live in circumstances that might cause us to sin or be scandalous?
Anytime someone uses the “we don’t want to hurt the children” excuse as a shield for their sin, we are dealing with the diabolical. If any of these people cared about children at all they wouldn’t have committed adultery in the first place or left their first family and kids.
May Our Lord have mercy on us all. God bless~
Great comment ever at 1peter5 blog.
Wasn’t it obvious the minute he gave Kasper the floor of the special consistory – UNOPPOSED?
Wasn’t it obvious when he stacked the synods with deviants?
Wasn’t it obvious when he put Baldasseri and Forte in charge of the synod?
Wasn’t it obvious when he went off in a screaming eeby-jeeby because so many bishops opposed him?
Wasn’t it obvious when he over-ruled the bishops’ vote in the Extraordinary synod to keep the most heretical paragraphs in the working document for the full synod?
Wasn’t it obvious when he sacked Burke and the book “Remaining in the Truth of Christ” was stolen from the synod particpants’ letter boxes?
Wasn’t it obvious when he linked the outcome of the synods with devolving more powers down to the bishops’ conferences – including power to determine doctrine?
Wasn’t it obvious when he wrote AL (ok, maybe he just signed it) and he put Ivegotlotsagaychums Schonborn in charge of the official interpretation?
Its been obvious where this has been going for the last 3 years – he’s even told us where it is going through his “magisterial interviews” with Scalfari. Wake up you dummies and take your blinkers off. The emperor is not wearing a beautiful suit of gold – he is stark bollock naked. What is the matter with you people? Do you think God will give you brownie points for sticking your heads in the sand?
I still believe we are free to denounce the errors in order to warn people, but according to this link, it is usurpation of authority if we cross the line into judging Francis as a heretic, which still can be done, but by a Church authority, not individual laymen.
P.S. in light of what I’ve recently read in the Salza and Siscoe book on this topic of judging a pope, ..I still believe we are free to denounce the errors in order to warn people, but according to this link, it is usurpation of authority if we cross the line into formally judging Francis as a heretic, which still can be done, but by a Church authority, not individual laymen.
The questions still remain as to whether he was validly elected, and whether Benedict validly resigned. But I think as a laymen, I’ll stick to denouncing what can lead people into sin, rather than going over my head into what the Church authorities were traditionally agreed can only be done by them.
It is the flagrant denial of God’s Law, of just the Natural Law, of objective moral truth, of objective and unchangeable deposit of faith. It is the false self-centred, subjective and arbitrary purported determination of right and wrong. God must bow to my erroneous judgment based on my sensual desires and obstinate disobedience.
Not only is adultery harming the souls of the children of the adulterous man and woman but what about the children of the true and subsisting marriage to the abandoned spouse?
Lord, have mercy. Save the poor innocent children from this evil forced upon them from evil people in positions of authority.
Wasn’t it obvious when he stepped out onto the loggia of St Peter’s Basilica and behaved like an unholy Marxist ideologue, bowing to the people???
It is too late for Benedict to set things straight. We have to wait for a new giant of a pope in de future clear out all the errors. It is not enough for that pope to be great, he has to be a giant.
Catholics must never give in to compromise or ignore error out of a false sense of loyalty. We must avoid the errors of those who fall into “conservative” relativism out of a fear of “private judgment”. Our Sensus Catholicus cannot be abandoned or suppressed at the time when it is needed most!
“Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. Right is right even if no one is doing it.” -St. Augustine
It won’t belong as Benedict XVI is the bishop in white in the third secret of Fatima.
Expect great chastisements to begin happening, such as ww3 and asteroids hitting. Most of the Church will not have a problem with this heresy. Be prepared to be labeled the heretics and schismatics by not accepting the heresies.
I couldn’t agree more. You are right on the target. I need to add to this that, this blasphemous reasoning that wishes to allow these adulterers to fornicate and receive communion is what we get for drinking the coolaid of NFP when NFP teaches that the sanctification of the couple and their narcisistic so called needs is what God intended for the primary purpose of marriage and for years of not standing up for or defending the true teaching of the primary purpose of marriage as instituted by God to be the procreation and education of children for God’s glory as these heretics promote the separation of procreation from the so called misunderstood ‘unity’ of the couple during the conjugal act as they choose and promote to have exclusive recourse to the sex act, as they see fit to use for their narcisistic needs, in order to suck out all ythe effects from sex while avoiding in thought word and deed the possibility of procreation and children coming from the sex act. These highjackers could care less about the children let alone their own souls. I feel like vomiting.
NFP is wicked because it teaches that man has the right to use the sex act according to his own needs and desires. Abstinence is never required for these narcissists. They are heretics when they say that one can redefine not only marriage as being indisoluble but that they can also redefine the primary purpose of procreation for conjugal relations and its hierarchial order as established by God. Let’s face it this has been going on for close to a hundred years.
Anastasia, you are right. This is all a result of the initial warped way we’ve been brainwashed regarding marriage and its purpose. This evil has very deep roots.
It is false, evil reasoning – without reason. It is worldly and defiant of God and our God-given nature.
The nature of marriage as given to us by God through Christ and His Holy Church – is unchangeable. His attack on marriage is just one of a whole web (may I say synthesis) of heresies. Lord, God, save us from Satan and his human servants that control the human part of the Church.
Point taken. In my opinion then, Francis promulgates blasphemy and heresy. I will continue to pray that he be deposed.
Point taken. Okay then, is it correct to say that Francis promulgates blasphemy and heresy?
Love your observation, MMC. So much about Amoris Laetitia makes my head hurt!
Been expecting all that since just after “Roe versus Wade” made infanticide in the womb legal in my “One nation under God”, especially after Our Blessed Mother visited Akita Japan shortly thereafter- weeping 101 tears, warning of a deluge of fire worse than the flood; the infiltration of the Church at the top, and Satan’s plan to attack and destroy consecrated souls.
The subsequent slaughter of 60 million children in the womb between then and now, taught me that God ‘s chastisement plans are not always carried out when we have reason to assume they are immediately due, and the “abomination of desolation” that is to be our sign of its coming, may be harder to identify with certainty, that I thought. This current attack on the Sacraments may very well qualify, as it lead souls to hell AND directly attacks Our Lord, especially as it comes at the same time as world-wide approval of same-sex pseudo-marriage and adoption. Just sayin’ it’s hard to be sure.
Being labeled heretic and schismatic is also an “old hat” by now, for anyone engaged in these battles against sins that cry out to God for vengeance. Tolerance of sin has been the new first commandment since the 1960’s, and Churchmen have been re-defining true charity as sinful judgment, labeling good Catholics as Pharisees and neo-pelagian heretics etc, for decades now.
I expect more of the same until Russia is consecrated.
Just don’t neglect to remind people that Our Lady said our prayers and sacrifices can help mitigate Divine punishments, and that Our Lord assured us He will shorten the time of great distress that is coming, –for the sake of His elect, and “in the end” her Immaculate Heart will triumph.
With all that bad stuff maybe coming first, I need to focus on some good news like that.
The only Cardinal I know of who has stood up against NWO teaching is Antonio Cañizares of Valencia who was sent there as a punishment by PF, thanks be to God. The only Bishops I know of who followed his lead were those of the Dioceses of Getafe, Cordoba & Tenerife. Cardinal Burke says he won’t lead a ‘schism’ which is his way of saying he doesn’t want any more trouble than he’s got. Job demotion & a slap on the wrist towards the end of the Synod put paid to any positive leadership from on high.
‘The one who should speak will fall silent’ – Bishop in white – possibly PB? If only he had consecrated Russia when in office things would be so different to-day, but he is a Modernist just like those before him & PF. I believe all this was planned very carefully – it didn’t just emerge with PF. Divine intervention is the only way forward and Our Lady did say if would be done, but late. The end is possibly near, taking into account Lund next month & the centenary of Fatima next May. Prayer is the only weapon we have!
Jesus might say today, “I did not come to destroy Cannon Law or the Hierarchy”. Surely we should be humble enough to realise that we do not know everything and accept that we made mistakes in the past, like the sin of eating meat on Fridays, etc; etc: It is surprising that there are so many who are qualified to throw “the first stone”.
Pope Francis is Christ like in that he is ready to forgive, to love, to be merciful, to humble himself, to live like an ordinary carpenter, not like those who have modelled themselves on Royalty
Right on Lynda. Yes, ” WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN FROM THE TRUE AND SUBSISTING MARRIAGE TO THE ABANDONED SPOUSE?”. This must be repeated again and again and again and again and again!!!
Not what He might say, but what He did say–Matthew 7:5– Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam in thy own eye, and then shalt thou see to cast out the mote out of thy brother’ s eye. So, we’re still called to remove our brother’s speck from his eye. Also, show me an ordinary carpenter living like this: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-high-cost-of-frugal-living.html , where he placed aberrosexual Ricca in charge (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/10191600/Popes-eyes-and-ears-in-Vatican-bank-had-string-of-homosexual-affairs.html ).
Your statement falsely implies there is no difference between changeable Church teachings (which include regulations such as abstaining from meat on Fridays) and unchangable truths (dogma) revealed by God and clearly expressed by dogmatic councils (Trent etc) which it is the duty of the hierarchy to preserve and teach exactly as they were revealed.
What “mistake” are you claiming “we” made regarding eating meat on Fridays being a sin? When the Church declared it a rule, we were obliged to keep it under pain of sin, because the Church has the power to make rules that do not contradict God’s will.
Now that the Church has made it voluntary, (asking us to substitue other personal sacrifices on Fridays if we choose not to observe it) we are free to do that as well.
Are you not dissenting from the obedience you owe the hierarchy, by judging it’s legitimate rulings on that issue to be a “mistake”?
That’s a stone we should not throw.
The Pope’s hidden inner intentions and sincerity are also not being judged by those of us who denounce his false teachings for the sake of the ignorant whom they would lead into sin. That personal judgment is another “stone” we are not to throw. Defense of Dogma is the duty of every Catholic.
Also, I have not seen the pope living as a carpenter. I would myself prefer a nice hotel to the drafty old Vatican, any day.
The Rosary, our greatest weapon.
Our Lady of Fatima intercede for us!
Yes, those few of us who won’t capitulate to the intimidation to compromise with sodomy and such evil, will soon be in prison and worse in great numbers. Lord, save us! Reparation! Reparation! Reparation!
Note- I was not referring here to the Lenten fasts which the Church has retained on Fridays, which are also not optional. The mortal sin incurred for deliberately disregarding them, is due to it being taught as a grave matter. The reasons given by the Church for establishing these days, are related to her desire to obey the Scriptural call for Christians to do Penance, and her authority to declare special days and kinds of penance, to be done universally. So nothing related to any of that was a “mistake”.
God bless us all with increased knowledge of the truth.